Private Costa Rican Paradise Home

House - Entire home/apt · , Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Jena

Enjoy the beautiful views from my Costa Rica home. Hear the macaws in the morning and chirps of frogs in the night. Located in a very quiet, SAFE, LOCAL costa rican neighborhood. It is a slice of wonderful only 1 1/2 hours from San Jose Airport.

Your host, Jena
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Enjoy the beautiful views from my Costa Rica home. Hear the macaws in the morning and chirps of frogs in the night. Located in a very quiet, SAFE, LOCAL costa rican neighborhood. It is a slice of wonderful only 1 1/2 hours from San Jose Airport.

The Space

Enjoy the beautiful views from my Costa Rica home. Hear the macaws in the morning and chirps of frogs in the night. Located in a very quiet, SAFE, LOCAL costa rican neighborhood it is a authentic slice of wonderful in the jungle only 1 1/2 hours from the airport in San Jose. A zip line is just up the road from us. In the town of Herradura there are restaurants with inexpensive, typical Costa Rican food. The house is five minutes to the main highway where there is a brand new shopping center with an American type grocery store. In nearby Jaco there is a farmer's market weekly.

This house is a very open, airy design. It allows for the air to travel through it and cool you down. There are many fans and an air conditioner too! The kitchen seats 6 comfortably and is so fun to cook in if you're inspired to. It is 7 kilometers from the town of Jaco, however an easy bus ride, cab or drive to fun beach bars or a nice surf session.
The house is fully equipped with air conditioner, television, dvd player, stereo system, fans, refrigerator, stove, american style washer & dryer, custom furniture and cozy bed and couch. The upstairs bedroom was turned into a single room that is huge! Its tile and hardwood floors are truly one of kind and lovely. Bask in the quiet of the jungle from the safety of the mango, papaya and almond trees.
This house is perfect for a couples getaway, an adventurer, a student or a surfer. It is located a couple kilometers to the beach if you desire to play next to the ocean, surf or hang out with a rum & coke.
It is a surfer's paradise with a warm, consistent beach break in Jaco (10 Minutes) and the Big Waves of Playa Hermosa down the road (20 Minutes).
If fishing or golf is your game, are you in for a great time. Los Suenos marina and golf course (5 Minutes), a major commercial and sport fishing port that is just 3 kilometers away. Not only does it offer fishing, but has by far the best food on the beach in all of costa rica. Fresh from the ocean to your plate in a matter of hours. Pure bliss.
If you decide that you don't want to rent a car, the bus stop is a short walking distance down the road to get you around. You can also use the two bikes that i have at the house. One even has a holder for a surfboard.

Guest Access

Guests have access to internet, cable TV and a telephone. We also have a nice flat screen TV & stereo. We also have an american washer & dryer (a luxury in Costa Rica)

Interaction with Guests

We have a manager for our property, however, we are not present to personally welcome you.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is a local Costa Rican Tico neighborhood. There is the nicest people ever in the neighboring houses. The manager of the property lives across the street and his family is just lovely. The neighborhood is VERY SAFE. Our house is also gated, which is a nice feature. We are outside of bustling Jaco about 7KM and only 3KM away from the beach of Los Suenos (huzzah!). Great little places to eat and cafes close to the house. Nice and private!!

Getting around

If you decide that you don't want to rent a car, the bus stop is 2KM away (less than a mile). You can also use the two bikes that i have at the house. One even has a holder for a surfboard.
You may also call a cab, which is a common way to get around the area as well.

Other Things to Note

Look at "Guidebook" on the first page of this listing in the upper right hand corner for things to do, places to eat or where to go to surf. :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $299 /week
Monthly Price: $849 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict
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  • Jena was a great host! She was extremely responsive and helpful, and Jorge across the street was there to assist when we arrived. The kitchen and dining area were beautiful, and the amenities were extremely reliable and appreciated. This location is ideal for people who would like to visit Jaco or Herradura while still being removed from the main drag. The neighborhood feels very authentic. The people were friendly, the easy-access to the beach was great, and it had convenient proximity to the highway. If you want to get a taste of the flavor of a vibrant, working Costa Rican community, this is a great place.

    June 2014
  • Jena's house is very special. It is filled with her grace and artistic sensibilities. It has the best kitchen that we have found in our six weeks in Costa Rica. However, it had no internet at all. Her neighbors were wonderful with their sharing of their password, but after two days of trying with excellent equipment, we gave up and moved on. If you don't need the net, it's great. The town, Herradura, did not have many places where we could connect either.

    February 2014
  • The location was perfect, the house was neat and clean, we really have no complaints! Herradura was the perfect launching point for our Costa Rican getaway!

    February 2014
  • Jenna's place was great, just like she advertised. We had a great time at her place the week we were there. It took us some time to find the place, but we borrowed a phone from a cafe and called Jorge, and he got us there in no time! I recommend her as a host, she has quick responces and solutions to any small issues that you may have while you are there. It is a wonderful house, in a small town, the worst part about the trip was leaving!!

    January 2014
  • Jena's house was exactly how she advertised. The only reason why I couldn't give her a perfect 5 was because a of few technicalities, a couple which were not under her control. We lost power within 20 minutes of staying and with the help of the caretaker and Jena, we got someone over there and finally by about 6pm, got the power back on. Totally out of her control but, she was VERY responsive and gave us several free days!! She didn't need to because by a normal check-in time (we kinda got there early) everything was under control. The location was a few kilometers away from the beach and just far enough away from Jaco so that you aren't "up in" all the action. There is no air condition as of yet but she has a brand new one ready to install. Even without we slept like babies because the nights in Herradura are nice and cool. (she has fans everywhere!) Oh!! She let us bring our dog too! Her yard was perfect for him and he loved every bit of it. The area was safe and secure and the caretaker, Jorge was right across the street if you need anything. I recommend Jena's place for a fun time in Herradura and Jaco for 2-3 people!!

    February 2013
  • hola, en realidad nunca llegue a conocer a Jena, pero solo puedo decir cosas positivas sobre nuestra estancia en su casa. La casa es simplemente acogedora, tiene dos pisos arriba una habitacion gigante y abajo un salon, cocina y baño perfectos y con todas las facilidades que uno necesita en Herradura... Un pueblo pequeño lleno de buena gente y muy autentico, donde la tranquilidad reina y la seguridad es absoluta...

    Lo pasamosgenial y descansamos muchisimo
    GRACIAS JENA Y GRACIAS A JORGE Y ZORAIDA, vecinos que nos ayudaron siempre...

    gracias y volveremos

    December 2012
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